D A K ODA
ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO SELECTED WORKS FALL 2018 - FALL 2020
D A K O D A
A S H
(770) 778 7758
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
2511 W 31st Street Lawrence, KS 66047
Expected May 2023
Cumulative GPA: 4.0 / 4.0 SKILLS Autocad
SketchUp Adobe Photoshop Adobe Indesign Adobe Illustrator
May 2020 - August 2020
Created and maintained BIM models during preliminary Generated new system of construction cost takeoff
HONORS Multicultural Architecture Scholars Program Recipient (2018-Current) University of Kansas Merit Scholarship Recipient (2018-Current) University
Kansas Deanâ€™s List
National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) Member
INDEPENDENT WORK Architectural Intern
January 2020 - Current
Works with former professor to produce final renders for clients Creates two dimensional drawings as well as three dimensional renders Lawrence, KS
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Teaching Assistant
January 2020 - Current
Aids in the teaching of software for an introductory architecture course Shows proficiency in SketchUp, Revit, Adobe Suite, Lumion, and 3ds Max
VOLUNTEER Student Mentor, works with 1st and 2nd year students to aid in adaptation to university life
United Partners Pflugerville,
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Resident Assistant
August 2019 - May 2020
Served as the primary educator and resource for residents Demonstrated leadership role as Resident Assistant of the
organized crafts and job training at day camp for adults with disabilities
S. TIPTON STUDIOS aided in providing
supplies to low income families within the community
Architectural Intern Collaborated
Austin, TX June 2015 - August 2015
with and observed clients and architects during projects
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02 Pages 16-27
03 Pages 28-41
04 Pages 42-61
05 Pages 62-83
CAMPUS ENTRANCE SPRING 2020
FACULTY CENTER SPRING 2019
ACCESSIBLE HOME FALL 2019
COMMUNITY MOSQUE FALL 2019
POLARIS PAVILION FALL 2020
01 CAMPUS ENTRANCE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PROFESSOR HUGO SHEWARD SPRING 2020
Professor Hugo Sheward’s University sign adjacent to the Visitor
premise of this project spawned from
observation of the lack of a definitive entrance to the
Kansas. While there Center, a sign alone of a structure. As a of
is a university does
result, our studio as a whole engaged is
extensive site analysis and research in order to better understand the city of
and the development of the
is an attempt to properly illustrate the boundaries of
campus and then determine the proper location for a welcome center.
The Main KU
campus is defined by the transformation of morphology to
encompass central basins, student interactions with community spaces, and perception of human scale that leads the
proposal advocates for the expansion of the current boundaries in order to connect main campus to west campus.
Within the preliminary Jayhawk Boulevard
research of the project, it was determined that
is often considered the heart of campus mainly due to the fact that
concentration of residential life with the involvement of
Chi Omega Fountain in that it is a The Residential District, The Arts District, Recreational/ Green District. The proposal to extend campus
site emulates that of the
convergence of three zones: and the
continues to follow the language of the existing boundaries in that west campus’ morphology resembles that of
Mt. Oread in the topography Daisy Hill, thus creating a “third bowl.” Additionally, the existing bridge on Irving Hill Rd appears to be the first attempt at an implied stitch between bowls one, two, and three. Interestingly, while West Campus does not possess a central hub such a Jayhawk Blvd, all of the same variables were present for potential. As a result, surrounding
my proposal attempts to bridge what is conceived as main campus and west campus in order to help west campus achieve its full potential.
WEST CAMPUS STIT
DEN ON I T ULA POP
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FRO AK BRE
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MAIN CAMPUS STITCH
01 PERCEPTION OF HUMAN SCALE
02 STUDENT INTERACTIONS
03 TRANSFORMATION OF MORPHOLOGY
CHI OMEGA FOUNTAIN
CONVERGENCE OF ZONES
STRONG + WESCOE HALL
TRANSFORMATION OF MORPHOLOGY
SENSE OF SCALE
POINTS OF INFLECTION AND SITE LINES
DOMINATE AXES VS WEAK AXES
RESIDENTIAL ZONE TO ARTS ZONES
RESIDENTIAL ZONE GREEN SPACE
COLLABORATION OF ZONES
RESIDENTIAL ZONE TO GREEN ZONE
RESIDENTIAL ZONE TO ARTS ZONE
SEPARATION OF ZONES
SITE LINE GREEN SPACE
DAISY HILL COMMONS
I O W A S T
Irving Hill Rd
Memory Room Lobby
Outer Sk Into Built
Skin Dissolve Furniture
Campanile Bell Tower
LAWRENCE, KANSAS PROFESSOR ALEJANDRO APTILON SPRING 2019
Spencer Research Library
02 FACULTY CENTER IN COLLABORATION WITH CHRISTIAN HUNN
student and faculty center consists of multiple retreat cells
on a site facing
Potter Lake. It
has an approximate roofed area of
sq. ft. It will consist of a series of small rooms or cells designed
for the use of visiting faculty for the purpose of studying or practicing a wide range of activities related to the different schools that compose
from music practicing to drawing, to reading/studying to simply
school could request to be assigned the building for a limited period
The condition of the cells should remain intact after each use.
of time, and make use of the installations during that time.
includes six to twelve cells, a common social area with a snack bar, a conference room, a small reception area and two restrooms, a mechanical room and storage area.
The pavilion will also include an outdoor terrace Special attention was paid to natural lighting of the spaces and views toward Potter Lake and the Campanile, as well as the relation between the built and the natural and/or existing elements of the immediate surroundings. where music and art performances will take place.
this design, the structure is organized into three distinct
first module is partially sunken underground with a
interior cafe and social space, and an accessible green roof above.
green roof is also the connecting element from memorial drive to
the entrance of the pavilion.
entrance to the pavilion, a person
is immediately greeted by the main module, which houses a balance between private and social spaces.
the journey of the main
module, the third module is accessible via the axial datum. module contains the most private cells and office spaces.
module is separated in terms of its function in regard to collaboration.
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SPENCER RESEARCH LIBRARY CAMPANILE
CONTOUR LINES EVERY 5â€™
B.O STUDY MODULE 1/8" = 1'-0"
B.O SOCIAL MODULE 1/8" = 1'-0"
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B.O MAIN FLOOR 1/8" = 1'-0"
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Social Common Areas
03 ACCESSIBLE HOME KANSAS CITY, KANSAS PROFESSOR FARHAN KARIM FALL 2019 The
this project is solely based on the concept of making a
home entirely accessible for a person bound to a wheelchair. design phase,
proposed the idea of making something largely inaccessible
and finding a way to make it perfectly accessible.
a person in a
wheelchair, immersing oneâ€™s self in nature is nearly impossible.
question was posed, how can nature be used as a motif within the form to entirely distort the lines between what is the home, and what is outside?
This Kansas City
home is comprised of three levels.
Level one being the Level one features the kitchen and living area as well as two bedrooms. Level two is dedicated to the child of the family. He will have a private bedroom, an on suite bathroom, and access to the rooftop and greenhouse. The connective element between the first and second floor is a large moving platform room. The hassle ground level and main level.
of navigating to an elevator is eliminated by converting the space most frequently visited, an office/ playroom, library, to also serve as a medium of transportation.
being a low traffic area.
the second story is intended to house
only the child, the elevator is able to be a private office, due to it three levels combine to total
are several cutouts within the structure to form intermediate
Every room within the home contains curtain walls on the north and
courtyard spaces, to create the illusion of bringing the forest inside the south facades to bring in as much natural light and natural views as possible.
large skeletal frame surrounding the building serves several
purposes, denoted by its position relative to the house.
facade features a rooftop greenhouse and is framed by the structure.
structure is articulated throughout and transitions to the roof
for the second level as well as the south side, where there are solar panels to receive the most direct sunlight.
remaining areas will
be used as trellises to foster plant growth to further illustrate the
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The narrative of this project is centered around a child with Cerebral Palsy in which mobility is limited. In contrast, the child enjoys nature and as a result the juxtaposition between accessibility and nature is spawned. Thus, nature was used a model.
angular adaptation is construed on the bas
in which nature is being studied however it in a more geometric manner.
nature, but to emulate some of its releva
03 MODULAR ADAPTATION
sis of biomimicry is abstracted not to copy
The modular approach was an even more abstracted version of the angular rendition. As the charette process continued, the models evolved from rather organic, to geometry in its simplest form.
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M-01 M-02 M-03 S-01
Components S | Structural M | Metal Fastener B | Beam
S-01 | Structural Post M-01 | Clevis M-02 | Bolt M-03 | Turnbuckle M-04 | Weld Plate M-05 | Washers B-01 | I Beam
CONVERGENCE OF INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SPACES INTERIOR RENDER
04 RESURGENCE: COMMUNITY MOSQUE WHEATON, MARYLAND PROFESSOR FARHAN KARIM FALL 2019 This
is a not for profit community mosque and school community center,
Wheaton, Maryland. Muslim immigrants of the Wheaton Silver Springs area purchased two adjacent residential lots located near commercial hubs. The mosque and school will provide located in and
a communal identity to the heterogeneous immigrant population who from diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. Currently the school and the mosque are located at two adjacent plots. The mosque committee will demolish the current structures, merge the two plots, and construct a three story building in phases. came
defining parameters of the project was the consideration of
the direction of
as well as light modulation.
a result, the
form of the structure is very angular in response to the path of the
Qibla. The plot of land is parallel to the Veirs Mill Rd and Norris Dr. While the plot is arranged conveniently for circulation, it is not ideal for light modulation. The path of the sun travels at a path of forty-five degrees to the existing roads. Thus, the angle of the long cantilever of the second module, is angled at forty-five degrees to emulate the path of the sun. sun and the direction of existing major roadways,
the other factor considered when developing the form
of the mosque, is
the direction of the
within any prayer hall must stretch lengthwise perpendicular to the direction of
the direction of
to the existing roads, and the path of the sun circulating parallel to the roads, a rather angular structure was naturally formed.
College View Dr
Silver Springs, MD
Veirs Mill Rd Norris Dr
CONCEPT DIAGRAMS CONCEPT MODELS
CONCEPT OF OVERLAPPING SPACES
idea most resembles a pavilion of sorts.
it appeared that there were many overlapping factors
to consider, such as the placement of the existing roads, direction of the sun path, and the direction of
the concept of
overlapping spaces was considered within charette massing models.
CONCEPT OF OVERLAPPING SPACES
off of the concept of overlapping spaces, an additional
rendition was made during the preliminary massing model phase.
concept of overlapping spaces in which there are more definitive the
06 Prayer Hal
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FLOOR PLAN LEVEL 01
N o rr i s
V e i rs
FLOOR PLAN LEVEL 02
D i a gr a m s
P r o c e ss
D i a gr a m Circulation
03 INTERIOR ENTRY
LONGITUDINAL SECTION COLLAGE RENDER
05 POLARIS PAVILION LAWRENCE, KANSAS PROFESSOR CHAD KRAUS FALL 2020
IN COLLABORATION WITH KU DIRT WORKS STUDIO
on the northern cusp of
Wells Overlook Park,
pavilion structure provides a space of shelter and seclusion while still serving as a point of connection to the rest of the park.
This was a - build project among 17 dirt work studio members during the fall of 2020. The entirety of this project was designed among the Covid 19 pandemic, thus design collaboration was done exclusively online and remotely, while the project is scheduled to undergo construction at the start of the 2021 semester. design
modular spaces, or pods, create two different experiences as one
is funneled into the site from the parking lot.
northern most pod
offers gentle entry into the site and a more intimate connection with the site and adjacent garden.
Wells Forest roof.
in the its
southern pod gestures to the clearing
and acts as a host for larger gatherings under
one is following
Wells Ridge Trail Polaris Pavilion
the main parking area, the
eastward or coming from harmonizes two paths as
a symbol of the many paths of exploration that have wound through
Eastern Kansas. An embedded North arrow also pays homage to the area’s history, while the name “Polaris” alludes to the Kansas state motto: “Ad astra per aspera.” Under
the two roofs, one finds many places to sit, either at one of
the three universally accessible tables or along one of the benches.
four sets of screens provide shade and add to the intimacy found
underneath the roofs.
offers many instances to
appreciate serene views and find peace among the trees.
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As a conjunction of two main grids, The Polaris Pavilion rests at the northern half of the Wells Ridge Forest. Visitors coming to the site from the parking lot or from Wells Ridge Trail join under two pods that provide two different scales of intimacy. The North pod is narrower, with an adjacent garden to the east and one picnic table, so as to gently welcome visitors and be a space of quiet response. Wells Ridge Trail bisects the two pods while still integrating them to the rest of the park. The South pod opens to Wells Forest and shelters two picnic tables. This second space still emphasizes intimacy with its screens, but its larger size suggests more of a connection to the site. As one journeys through, they are able to experience the design differently throughout multiple points along the journey.
CARDINAL DIRECTION GRID
MAIN CIRCULATION GRID
PROSPECT: Open space, main circulation REFUGE: Partially intimate space REFUGE: Intimate space PROSPECT: Open space, cardinal axis
PASSERINE PAVILION | WELLS OVERLOOK PARK IMAGE BY AARON MICHALICEK
East Elevation Scale: 1/4” = 1’ - 0”
North Elevation Scale: 1/4” = 1’ - 0”
4. TIMBER SCREEN: Nail laminated timber screen matches the same â€œABBâ€? pattern found in the cantilevering roof above. At the four corners of each pod HSS Beams with T-plates are
used to attach the screen to the roof and to provide enough lateral support. The arrangement of the screens provides a consistent rhythm while also giving visitors a parallax experience as their perspectives shift throughout the pavilion.
5. CUSTOM FURNITURE: The pavilion consists of three different picnic areas. One under the northern pod, and two under the southern pod, all vary in size to provide different size groups with multiple public or private seating areas. Each
bench illustrates repetition established by the nail laminated roof and screens. Bench and table bases are made of precast concrete, while bench seats follow the nail laminated timber pattern. Each table was designed to be universally accessible from multiple sides.
6. STAMPED CONCRETE: The floor slab and sidewalk consist of broom swept concrete finishes, bisected by a central path following the cardinal grid. This path is stamped with timber to continue the incremental language of the timber element. As a continuation of Wells Overlook Ridge Trail, this walkway unites with the pavilion by adopting the visual rhythm of the roof. It articulated a difference in texture, thus signaling a new possible experience to visitors even those that could be potentially visually impaired.
1. NAIL LAMINATED TIMBER ROOF: Nail
laminated timber creates a continuation of materials found in the screen and benches, following an â€œABBâ€? pattern. The unique foot-print of the roof serves to frame our experience of the Polaris in multiple capacities. The angles that cut through the long horizontal roof members draw attention back to the two converging grids established within the pavilion. Canti-levers reach out past the screens over the benches and picnic tables creates either a more solitary experience on the outside of the screen or an interactive experience on the interior.
2. CUSTOM TRASHCAN: Located
along the main axis of circulation for convenient access and do not create visual distraction. Instead they are unified with the pavilion. Steel frames and wood slate directly relate to the repetitions and scales established within the screen, roof, and benches. Design intended for little maintenance.
3. STEEL PLAQUE: The
north-pointing axis becomes the concrete base to the western benches. As it rises from the plane of the sidewalk, a steel plaque pays homage to those who helped make the Polaris Pavilion a reality. Names of designers, supporters, and others who aided in its design are etched into the steel surface, while Dirt Works Studio logo has been water jetted to reveal the concrete axis below.
2 x4 3 x3 6”
structural timber hss column
1 1/2” x 1 1/2 prefabricated nail laminated timber bench
36” wide 24 GA. Corrugated steel Ice
and water shield
x 4” galvanized steel flashing
laminated timber roof
Exploded Roof Axonometric The
roof is comprised of a nail laminated timber diaphragm, steel flashing, plywood sheathing, water and ice shield, and a corrugated steel sheathing.
Exploded Bench Axonometric The
nail laminated timber benche prefabricated and fastened to the p concrete sills, which are then at to the foundation via steel dowels precast pvc sleeves
es are precast ttached ls into
laminated timber roof slab 1/4” steel plate welded to hss column timber
d i a gr a m s
4” bolt 2x4 structural 3x3 hss
x 1 1/2 prefabricated nail laminated timber bench
3” precast Concrete slab
cast in place concrete sill
6” cast in place Concrete slab PVC
The Tables consist of two concrete slabs. The table top is a 3” precast slab and the leg is a 6” cast in place slab to be poured with the slab on grade foundation.
SOUTHWESTERN PERSPECTIVE EXTERIOR RENDER
REFERENCES HUGO SHEWARD | PHD School
Assistant Professor Architecture and Design University of Kansas Marvin 112 1465 Jayhawk Blvd Lawrence, KS 66045
THOMAS ALLEN | AIA
Associate Professor of Architecture School of Architecture and Design University of Kansas Marvin 104 1465 Jayhawk Blvd Lawrence, KS 66045 (E)
JOYCE CHEN | AIA
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